Thursday, April 8, 2010

Put on those party's time to party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Welcome to Taste and See God's Goodness. I'm Marsha and I just turned 40 last month. So I think a little partying is in order, don't you? I made a pan of Hot Fudge Cake just for my party guests! Looks like some of you have already dug in!

I love to cook, which is really why I started to blog. Friends and family were asking me for recipes, so I decided to put them all in one place so everyone could access them.

Here are a few of my family's favorite recipes:

Honey Bun Cake
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

I also love being a wife and mom. My husband and I have been married for 11 years and it just keeps getting better. My son, Mr. Lego, is nine. He is an avid reader and Lego builder, as well as a Mario Kart enthusiast. My daughter, the Princess, is seven. She wants to be a princess, a ballerina, and a paleontologist when she grows up! Ambitious, isn't she?

A former classroom teacher, I now teach my children at home. And I love it! Occasionally I'll share our homeschool adventures with you.

More important than all of this, though, is my walk with the Lord. I can't be a great wife, mother, or teacher if I'm out of step with Him. Sometimes I'll share what God has been doing in my life. I love to talk about His grace and mercy, none of which I deserve. And I just love meeting fellow believers and expanding my "family."

So take a look around and feel free to comment. I can't wait to meet some new friends!

Oh, one more thing. Doesn't a party almost always include presents? Well, there are some fabulous prizes being given away this year! Check them out here.

If I were to win, my top three picks would be:

#8 under the US and Canada category, a $55 Amazon gift certificate provided by Kelly's Lucky You ;

And from the US only category, #8, a Buds to Blooms Photo Tile Necklace provided by Elemental Memories

and # 3, a $150 shopping spree at A Rocking Horse to Love.

If my top three picks are chosen, I'd like to win 50, 63, 76, 73, 15, 87, or 89.


  1. I stumbled across your blog and wanted to say hi.
    Take a minute an check my blog out
    I have lots of great giveaways going on.
    Thanks :)

  2. Hi Marsha! I was right above you in UBP so I thought I'd drop in and say howdy neighbor! Your cake looked oh so good! If only this wasn't a virtual party :P I'm a homeschooler too, and it's always nice to meet other homeschooling mommas out there! My blog is I hope you'll stop in for a visit! Have a blessed week!

  3. Mi Marsha!
    Thanks for stopping at my blog! That hot fudge cake is making me so hungry! Hmmm I have no Easter candy left to snitch from the kids... :) Happy partying!

  4. Hi Marsha! Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by! Good idea on the 5 question Friday I think I'll join you :)

  5. Stopping by from UBP. Great blog. Looking forward to reading more!

  6. I LOVE your blog name! Almost every blogger I have connected with also homeschools- wow!

  7. I love your blog name!! Wowzers that cake looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipes.

  8. Stopping by from UBP. So glad that I did so. I absolutely love the name of your blog as well as your willingness to talk about your faith. I can tell that you are truly blessed with a wonderful family! So happy for you. I hope, you have a wonderful, winning week!

  9. Aloha, I'm Marilyn and I'm a participating in the ubp2010 too! This is wild and fun. I like your background and sincerity!
    ~ Marilyn

  10. Coming by for the UBP. That cake looks awesome! I better save my appetite. I haven't had dinner yet. :)

  11. Stopping by from UBP2010 to say "hi!" Sorry I ate some cake before you got here! :)

  12. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    The Healthy Moms

  13. Hi, we homeschool too. Wanted to invite you to visit my 4 blogs about HSing and let you know we have a giveaway going on too. Have fun at the UBP!
    That dessert looks fabulous!

  14. Stopping by from UBP...have to support a fellow foodie. I have made that same cake, but it was called Chocolate Cobbler, and it's on my blog too. have a look, I'll be following you!

  15. Sorry, I dug into your hot fudge cake. It was yummy!

    I love your blog, and that you share your faith on here. I haven't been spending as much time in His presence lately as I know I should. Time to find my way back to Him.

    Stopping by from UBP10, and I'll definitely be back!

  16. I am gaining so much weight from all the goodies you friendly food bloggers are serving LOL :)

    Seriously, that looks scrumptious! "From the Same Nest" made peanut butter pie.....I am thinking it it is time for a trip to the store :)

  17. So nice to meet you... stopping by from UBP. Thanks so much for the yummy cake! ;) Love the ambitious little one!

  18. Stopping by from UBP! It's great to meet other food bloggers out there! God bless you!!!

  19. Stopping by from the UBP 2010. I see you also homeschool your children. We have been since 2004.. It was great to check out your blog..

  20. mmmm I really enjoy your blog! =) Following from UBP!

  21. Thank you for choosing the prize I donated as your fave!

    Happy belated Birthday - thanks for sharing a yummy chocolate treat with us ;)

  22. I'm Stephanie from "And Twins make 5! - A Mommy Blog". Just making the rounds via the UBP 2010, hope to see you around my blog too!

  23. Hi there-thanks for visiting my blog. I'm your newest follower from UBP. Your recipes look yummy! Can't wait to try some.

  24. Hi!

    stopping by from the blog party! Thank you for visiting my blog! Your recipes do look really yummy!

  25. I'm visiting from the UBParty. It's nice to meet you :) and a celebration of you is definitely in order!

    Have a great week and enjoy the party hopping!


  26. Hi Marsha,
    I'm approaching 40 in about 2 and something years time. It's nice to meet you. Happy partying!

  27. Hi Marsha. I am a former public school teacher who is now homeschooling my two children. It is nice meeting you through the UBP. I will check back for some recipes. I'd love for you to visit me too.

  28. Well, I'm a 40 yr old, too, although I'll be turning 41 in July. Waaaaaah That hot fudge cake looks nummy! Isn't it fun to run into "family" while blog hopping? Just think, when we get to heaven we'll all know each other! Now THAT will be a party!

    ~Mimi @ Woven by Words

  29. Oh, yum! We definitely have some new recipes to try! I am a homeschooling mama to two little men. Hope to get acquainted. :)

  30. Thanks for stopping by my blog for the UBP. I am sorry I didn't get by your blog earlier - things have been quite busy and I haven't had much time for reading. I enjoyed looking around at your blog. Looks like you have some good recipes. I will have to come back and check some more out.
    Hope you enjoyed the party and met some great people. May you be blessed!!